No. 1 ranked Irmo improved to 8-0 with wins over Lexington and Blythewood. Conner Dunbaker (2) and Matt Sieberding took care of the Yellow Jacket scoring against the archrival Wildcats in an across-the-dam, non-region outing on Tuesday. Irmo then improved to 3-0 in Region 4-4A with a 4-0 triumph on Thursday vs. Blythewood.
Dutch Fork has won three straight region matches after opening the conference with a loss to Irmo This week, the Silver Foxes swept Richland NW (7-0) and Lugoff-Elgin (5-0) in region matters, but dropped a 2-0 decision to Chapin in between Michael Klawer had a five-goal week – four of them deposited vs. RNE. Taylor Luongo had two scores in the L-E match.
Region 4-4A boys soccer standings
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Irmo 3-0, Dutch Fork 3-1, Spring Valley 2-1, Ridge View 2-1, Lugoff-Elgin 1-2, Blythewood 1-3, Richland NE 0-4.
Top-ranked Chapin opened the Region 5-3A campaign with two wins this week ... Stuart Hope scored three goals, while teammates J.D. Sarrell, Connor Cunningham and Cameron Whitehurst tallied two apiece in a 17-0 win over Lower Richland on Tuesday Evan Stone and Brandon Tibbs did the scoring and the Eagles defense and keeper Jeffery Gibbons did the rest in a 2-0 win against Chapin on Wednesday The Eagles closed the week with a 3-2 decision vs. Brookland-Cayce on Friday – a match decided by penalty kicks Chapin stands at 6-1 overall.
Region 5-3A boys soccer standings
Dreher 3-0, Chapin 2-0, A.C. Flora 1-0, Airport 1-1, Brookland-Cayce 1-2, Lower Richland 0-2, Midland Valley 0-3.
Gilbert improved to 8-2 with a three win week, and high-scoring Jose Cedillo found the back of the net seven times Cedillo had a hat trick in Tuesday’s 5-1 conquest of Ninety Six, scored twice in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Barnwell and tallied two more times in a 6-0 conquest of PAC on Friday. Eliese Cedillo backed Cedillo with goals in all three matches.
Cardinal Newman is 4-0 overall, 3-0 in region play since going 1-3 vs. top-flight competition at the pre-season Lake Murray Challenge tournament. The Cardinals topped Ben Lippen, Augusta Christian and Southside Christian by a combined 16-1 count this week CN closed the week with a 5-1 win at home against Southside Christian on Friday behind Nestor Jaramillo’s four-goal eruption.
SCISA Region 1-3A boys soccer standings
Cardinal Newman 3-0, Ben Lippen 2-1, Heathwood Hall 1-1, Hammond 0-1, Augusta Christian 0-3.